Keyura, aka: Keyūra; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Keyūra (केयूर)—One of the Heavenly ornaments according to the Vāyu Purāṇa. It was an ornament used by the people of the Kuru land and by Śiva.

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Keyūra (केयूर) is a flat ornament worn on the arm just over the biceps muscle.

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Keyūra (केयूर) refers to an “armlet” and is classified as an ornament (ābharaṇa) for wearing above the elbow (kūrpara) to be worn by males, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Such ornaments for males should be used in cases of gods and kings.

Ābharaṇa (‘ornaments’, eg., keyūra) is a category of alaṃkāra, or “decorations”, which in turn is a category of nepathya, or “costumes and make-up”, the perfection of which forms the main concern of the Āhāryābhinaya, or “extraneous representation”, a critical component for a successful dramatic play.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Keyūra (केयूर, “armlets”):—The armlets represent the aims of worldly life; pleasure, success, righteousness and liberation. (G.u.t.Up 57: dharma artha kāma keyūrair divya divya mayīritaiḥ |)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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keyūra : (nt.) a bracelet for the upper arm.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Keyūra, (nt.) a bracelet, bangle DhA. II, 220 (v. l. kāyura). (Page 226)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

kēyūra (केयूर).—n S A bracelet worn on the upper arm.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Keyūra (केयूर).—[ke bāhuśirasi yati, yā-ūra kicca aluk samā° Tv.] A bracelet worn on the upper arm, an armlet; केयूरा न विभूषयन्ति पुरुषं हारा न चन्द्रोज्ज्वलाः (keyūrā na vibhūṣayanti puruṣaṃ hārā na candrojjvalāḥ) Bh.2.19; R.6.68; Ku.7.69.

-raḥ A kind of coitus.

Derivable forms: keyūraḥ (केयूरः), keyūram (केयूरम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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